Leslies Rimless 5ft

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ok so i suppose its official since the glass has been recieved and the tank partially put together,

    stand will arrive next week and filter will be planned soon. i have also recieved my new skimmer so im pretty sure now is a good time to start a thread on it all.

    Tank: 1.5m x .800 x .650 (water level .580) out of 15mm normal float glass
    Stand: 1.5 x .800x .760 out of 38 x 38 square tubing to be cladded out of shutterply
    Skimmer: Skimz Sm202 external

    filtration:

    No DSB, i have always thought them to be a waste of time as they can hardly ever be in the correct proportioned to properly service the system capacity suffieciently,

    LR: I will seed the tank with the LR i have left, unfortunatley i had to dry allot of my old stuff out. as we moved and just dident have the place or time to try save it.

    Flow: 2 x Tunze 6105 on 7095 controller set on a pulse mode
    Return: Main return pump will be a OR3500 i may upgade to a OR6500 in time im trying to get 1 pump to run the majority of the system, feed chiller, skimmer, etc etc

    Lighting: Considering T5 for my lighting this time but still have my 2 x 16k 150w Hailide + 2 54w T5 unit so will get that going in the meanwhile.

    Aim of the tank: everyone is so sps orientated and to be honest they don’t appeal to me in the way they do to others, I prefer seeing the effects of flow on coral and LPS does this for me.
    I intend to go mostly LPS dominated with a few softies and a few hardy sps, and a clam or 2. I would like to create a pinnacle scaping wnd attack my frogspawns and hammer corals to create a branching bonsai effect with a lot of swimming space for fish.

    Im trying to very electricity consious this time.

    here is a teazer
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  3. robertkukla

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    awesome i will be tagging along
     
  4. Q89

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    Awesome man!

    Going to tag along if you don't mind ;)
     
  5. clinton stanford

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    nice buddy:thumbup: cant wait to come check it out this weekend!....ill take a few pics for you aswell;) this is going to be awesome!!
     
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  6. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the skimmer in freshwater with vinnegar being run it...
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  7. Kunhardt

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    ...And so it starts again. :)
     
  8. Boegie

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    Lekker, another thread to follow.
     
  9. Tremayn

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    This is gonna be great :)
     
  10. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nice les, very nice !!
     
  11. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    more ching and less bling hey?
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @ boegie, Trem and Neil, Shot.
     
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    Nice Les....sounds like you done this before :whistling:
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    havent we all? a few times :tt2:
     
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    Relly nice size tank.
    Going to be following this build closely.
     
  16. johanpm

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    Hey bud. Tagging along!
     
  17. Evo R

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    This is going to be a killa tank!!!!

    Cant wait to see it finished!
     
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  18. Knight Moves

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    Hi Leslie, tagging along, as i am also considering a similar size tank as yours, except i am thinking of going 1m wide instead of 800mm.

    I will follow this build very closely, hoping to learn all that i can from you!! :blush:
     
  19. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool EvoR

    hope i can help knight moves,
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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  21. SumthingFishy

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    Finally the new tank is been started!
    Is that where the tank is going to be standing? That area has nice ambient lighting, may compliment the T5s well.

    See your son already claimed that room as his...hehe.
    Good luck and enjoy the journey :)
     
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